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A one colored Finnish film from 1922. The story is based on a book by Minna Canth.
This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films
Director: Teuvo Puro
Audio/Visual: no sound, one colored
Keywords: Finnish; Minna Canth
Contact Information: sami.sieranoja [at] uta.fi
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lexis nekres -
Subject: subtitles for anna-liisa
I (together with a native Finnish speaker) translated the original Finnish/Swedish title cards for this film into English and Spanish. You can find the .srt file (with both translations) here at the Internet Archive, ready to play along with the film on VLC player:
Eva Vikstrom -
Subject: A Finnish silent movie to enjoy
By chance I found this movie. "Anna-Liisa" is a Finnish silent movie, directed by Teuvo Puro and Jussi Snellman in 1922. According to the IMDb site it is 88 minutes long, but this copy is 48:47 minutes and it's tinted. The downloadable file is an avi, size 430 x 360 pixels. Unfortunately the titles are in Finnish and Swedish only. A short summary might help:
Anna-Liisa is a farmer's daughter, about to marry Johannes, who comes to visit her at the farm. The god-fearing family is happy for her, but Anna-Liisa has a dark secret, which is revealed in flashbacks. We are moved to a lake where Mikko, the former farm-hand, is working as a log-floater. He remembers when he met Anna-Liisa at a dance. They row home in the moonshine, the girl is seduced beneath a birch tree by the shore - while the rowing-boat drifts away. She gets pregnant, Mikko runs away and she kills the child. Mikko's mother helps her to clear the traces. Now the farm-hand's mother has a hold on the farmer's daughter, and when she hears about the marriage with Johannes three years later, she threatens the girl. Mikko comes home and wants to marry Anna-Liisa. She tells her relatives everything. When she tries to drown herself, Johannes saves her. She finds salvation. When the wedding is announced, Anna-Liisa declares that she has deciced to serve her penalty. End.
This is an interesting silent movie in the Northeuropean tradition created by Victor Seastrom, with melancholy people in symbiosis with nature. The scenery is great - characteristic Finnish landscape and farms. I really recommend this movie!
PS 2007-06-30 Comment on comment by Famous Mortimer X: IMDb lists three ways of spelling the name Victor Sjöström - Seastrom and Sjostrom appearad after his arrival in Hollywood.
Famous Mortimer X -
I think it's Victor Sjostrom, who also acted in "Wild Strawberries", one of the best films ever made.